For decades there has been a steadily widening gap between the rich and the poor in this country, with all the social disruption this causes, but all of a sudden the press and politicians seem to be noticing it.
Maybe it’s because that London is filling up with rich expats from countries with failing economies, so the middle classes are finding it harder than ever to get their offspring into the schools of choice. Or even somewhere to live.
Ed Milliband, the Labour leader and twin to Wallace but without Grommit made an insightful comment on the problem.
“If you are born poor in a more equal society like Finland, Norway or Denmark, you have a better chance of moving into a good job than if you are born poor in the US.”
Fair enough, and rather stating the obvious, but I love what followed:
“If you want the American Dream, go to Finland.”
Can we all go?
Would the Finns mind?